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of perfection. >>> president obama has talked about red lines. >> yes. >> do you think bashar al assad has crossed a red line? >> not just for one time. many, many times, he crossed the red line. >> that was the military leader of rebels in syria talking exclusively to our richard engel about allegations that forces loyal to president assad has used chemical weapons in their desperate battle to king to power. we're joined by richard and steve. rich, the president said that he hasn't seen a clear chain of custody that tells us who's been using chemical weapons in syria. but it seems like the chain of custody is all too clear for the rebel leader that you interviewed. >> he said the chain of custody is clear because not all the evidence they have uncovered, but because no one other than bashar al assad's regime could have used chemical weapons. he said the weapons were three times dropped by fighter jets, the rebels don't have fighter jets and that one time were delivered by a scud and they don't have those either. based on the description of the evidence, these are hair samples, blood sampl
.ve explode and this bomb was given to be tested. >> reporter: president obama has talked about red lines. >> yes. >> reporter: president obama has talked about red line. >> yes. >> reporter: do you think that bashar al-assad has crossed the many times he crossed the red >> not just one time. many, many times he crossed the >> reporter: what do you hope the united states does? have no-fly zone for the whole country. >> reporter: he said the united. >> reporter: adris said united states should establish a no-fly zone to strengthen what he calls the he calls the moderate opposition. or not a chemical in 75% of our health regulators will determine whether household cleaners should be allowed to contain the the germ killer triclosan and the fda to investigate this after recent studies on animals infertility, early puberty and >>> now to wall street, courtney we have the april jobs report out today. focused on the april jobs the third and most significant employment report of the week. better than expected jobless that's a near all-time low according to freddie mac. mortgage rates. the cost of
tsarnaev in 2011 despite talking to him directly. president obama today defended the feds and suggested critics have political motives. his life was the last claimed in a rampage of terror in boston, but now the family of slain si "the lead" for an exclusive talk about the depth of their loss. >>> and thee unkept. president obama returning to one of his earliest failures in office and vowing today a new push to close the prison in guantanamo bay. >>> boston a city still recovering from the terrorist attacks from one week ago. the kind of evidence that could drive this investigation to a new level. within the last hour cnn has learned investigators found at least one fingerprint on bomb fragments according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. we're told no matches have yet been made. anefor and after the attacks. we're going to get deeper into that. the president is also backing a review ordered by director of national intelligence james clapper to see which agencies dropped the attacks. >> protocols and procedures that could be put in place that would furt
at about 10:00 eastern. up next, we will take you to the 50 minute news conference, president obama talking to the news reporters in the press room. president obama: hello, everybody. hello. good afternoon -- or good morning, everybody. i am here to answer questions in honor of ed henry, as he wraps up his tenure as president of the white house correspondents' association. ed, because of that, you get the first question. congratulations. >> thank you, sir. i really appreciate that. and i hope we can go back to business and being mad at each other in a little bit. president obama: i'm not mad at you. >> ok. thank you. i appreciate it. president obama: you may be mad at me. [laughter] >> i'm not. [laughter] a couple questions on national security. on syria, you said that the red line was not just about chemical weapons being used but being spread, and it was a game changer, seemed cut and dry. and now your administration seems to be suggesting that line is not clear. do you risk u.s. credibility if you don't take military action? and then on benghazi, there are some survivors of that terror
as well. they burned more than 100 acres so far. >>> today president obama begins a three-day trip to mexico. he'll meet later today with mexican president. we expect the leaders to talk about the immigration reform bill congress is debating right now. they'll also likely discuss trade ties between the two countries. president obama will also visit costa rica during this trip and meet with that country's president as well. >>> this morning churches across the region and country are opening early for national day of prayer. designated by the president each year the day of prayer invites americans of all faith to give thanks for blessings. this year the president asked specifically prayers for victims and survivors of the boston bombings, texas fertilizer plant explosion and newtown shootings. the day doesn't come without controversy. gay rights groups are protesting the honorary chairman of this year's event. he will officially open the national day of prayer at the pentagon later this morning. protesters want the pentagon to withdraw its invitation because he teaches that marriage
will give you michelle obama's arms. yes, indeed, this news. everywhere i went yesterday people were talking about did you hear what happened in boston. stunning arrest of three young men there. buddies of zark off -- dzhokhar tsarnaev. phillip has been covering this for the atlantic wire. he joins us on our news line this morning. good to talk to you. tell us, who were the three -- i'm not going to try to pronounce their names. what was their connection to the suspect? >> so the three additional people who were arrested yesterday were -- [ indiscernible ] >> bill: good for you. >> all of whom joined dzhokhar tsarnaev in 2011 at school, they started school at the same time. there were initial reports the three were roommates of tsarnaev although that is not the case. tsarnaev had a dorm room on campus and the other three lived off campus but they were all friends which is probably why they ended up getting into trouble. >> bill: two of them had already been under arrest, correct? for not attending classes? that's right? or violations. >> two citizens of kazakhstan had been detained at some p
been moved up. president obama starts the day in mexico city where he spent the night in a joint press son for instance with the new mexican leader the president talked about how comprehensive immigration reform is essential for strengthening both nations. >> obama: part of what we discussed is getting it done because we do so much business between our two countries. >> our shared boarder is more secure than it has been in years. the president's going to give another speech this morning and then heads to costa rica where he meets with central american leaders to wynn to talk about treyed and economic development. brutal wildfires are spreading across southern california. the springs fire has now consumed some 8,000 air, or 12 choir miles and extended to within seven or eight miles of malibu overnight. the fire has damaged some 15 homes, and some 100 commercial properties are at risk as some 900 or so firefighters will % continue to battle blaze today. we're back with more show after the break. happy friday. we'll see you on the other side. rights but still
, but he said he was from canada. he was born in canada. they talk about obama being from kenya. he's from canada. he cap the president. -- cannot be president. elizabeth warren seems like she israel honest -- real honest. bernie sanders, for instance -- you've got a few in washington that really care about the people, in my opinion. pick the ones, in my opinion, that will push the corporate agenda. the people will be left out in the cold what we have been for the past years. it is all about profits in this country. it is no longer about the people. host: rusty from kentucky putting his pitch in for elizabeth warren and bernie sanders as well. del fromo down to pennsylvania on our democratic line. caller: good morning. i watched senator cruz's speech last night. it was a little confusing. he said his father came to this country in 1957 after being tortured in cuba. guess what? 1957, our allies were running cuba. a man named bautista. right away, you got to be suspicious of the sky. host: talk about your pick for the democratic field. caller: i do not have a pick at this point. it is too so
. >> thank you for calling me out on that. >>> today, president obama took time out of his news conference to talk about jason collins, who is the nba player who became the first pro-active athlete to admit he is gay. today, the president said he is proud of collins. >> for, i think a lot of young people out there who you know, are gay or lesbian who are struggling with these issues to see a role model like that who is not afraid. i think it is a great thing. >> well, i know that in my personal life i'm ready. and i think the country is ready for supporting an openly gay basketball player. >> that was collins talking this morning on his first tv interview with "good morning america." collins says he didn't intend to be the first gay basketball player he says it just worked out that way. >>> coming up, a new push to get the redskins to change their name. >>> the wife of a d.c. man brutally beaten on capitol hill took the stand today. we'll hear what she had to say. >>> and there are new pedestrian crossings, sending mixed signals. even the d.c. mayor wants to see it for himself after the ne
-the- counter to women and girls of all ages. but the obama administration is now appealing that decision. >> woodruff: ray suarez reports on iraq's bloody april with bombs and other attacks killing more than 700 people, raising fears of a sectarian civil war. >> brown: we talk to google's eric schmidt and jared cohen about the intersection of technology and democracy and the promise and pitfalls of the new digital age. >> privacy becomes more important in this new interconnected world because we need privacy, we all-- everyone wants it and i think you're going to have to fight for it. >> woodruff: and we close with a surprising archeological find in jamestown that tells a bleak story of the early colonists' struggle with starvation. >> from my experience working with prehistoric skeletons, this is absolutely consistent with what we see with cannibalism and those type of cases. >> brown: that's all ahead. on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> more than two years
air and water come to apply yet. you were talking just a few moments ago about obama care being implemented over the course of president obama's second term. but the reason that hhs is so much lower on that list is that a lot of those regulations haven't kicked in yet. good wham of a cost that wasn't estimated. when obama care was passed giving authority to hhs which benefits essential for cover. ones that became the most croferls became essential. every employer of a certain size provide see contraception cor-j -- coverage for all of their employees. that is enormous cost in terms of the number of the things that are going to be passed on to the rest of us higher premiums. >> tucker: people are ordered around what kind of light bulbs, toilet head. shower head. turn point people don't get to make their own choices. greg, thank you for being with us. >> good to be with you. >> alisyn: don't fear the loch ness monster. new monster lurking in the water. stay tuned. i know this is your favorite? >> bill: in a body of water near you. money, cars and clothes but don't want to work for
. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news4. >>> today president obama begins a three-day trip to mexico. he'll meet later today with the mexican president. we expect the leaders to talk about the immigration reform bill congress is debating right now. they'll also likely discuss trade ties between the two countries. president obama will also visit costa rica during his trip and meet with that country's president as well. >>> an early morning for churches in our area as they mark the national day of prayer. the day of prayer is held every may and it invites americans of all faiths to give thanks for blessings and pray for guidance and protection for the country. president obama is specifically asking churches to pray for victims and survivors of the boston bombings, texas fertilizer plant explosion and the in ynewtown shooting. gay rights groups are protesting the honorary chairman. he's set to officially open the day of prayer at the pentagon later this morning. gay rights advocates want the pentagon to withdraw the invitati invitation. >>> our northern virginia bureau will be in court when
those stories. we are talking to you about your view of president obama's second term. let's get to the catskills, new york, republican line. caller: i was going to comment on the middle east. wants to closee guantanamo bay is got backfire. what is going on in the middle east with a iran and israel, egypt, the moslem brotherhood syria, is turning into a tinderbox. israel will do something with iran soon and we will need that prison opened. host: troy, alabama, independent line. confused ande get they need to go back to school. with people'sicks minds the way you screen calls. if you look at what the president said yesterday, you look at article one of the constitution, section 7 -- it will explain to the job of the president and the congress. the congress is supposed to come up with devyn and the president is supposed to sign the bills. if the house and senate did their job, they are not doing it and they are embarrassing america. they don't know anything. all your callers don't know anything. you'll find the right answers if you read and you will see the truth. all these comment
today when president obama meets with the new mexican president, enrique peÑa nieto, will be the war on drugs. that is what we want to talk to you about this morning on the "washington journal" as we go through the newspapers and the websites. if you support the war on drugs, (202) 585-3880 is the number for you to call. if you are opposed to it, you can also make a, and dash a comment on our facebook page. you can send it they tweet @cspanwj, and of course you can e-mail us. again, we are talking about the war on drugs, one of the topics to be discussed when president obama meets with the new mexican president later today. they will be holding a news conference and cease and will be bringing that to you this evening as well. a piece in the washington peace -- the washington post last sunday with the lead story in the post -- mexico's changes, and anti-drug fight in peril. host: dana priest writes -- and what is at stake should be alliance be scaled back. u.s. officials got their first inkling that the relationship might change since two weeks after enrique peÑa nieto assumed office
will come up. mr. obama doesn't want it to disrupt the bipartisan talks that are going on right now on capitol hill, but the new mexican president shares the same goals on immigration, le jij miezing the millions of mexicans living now in the u.s. that said mexican migration to the u.s. is currently at its lowest level in 40 years. the reason, mexico's economy is growing faster than that of the u.s. so both presidents may want to highlight mexico's economy as one of the best ways to curb illegal immigration. after a speech to them on friday, the president will go to costa rica for a meeting with central american leaders. he's due back here on saturday night. charlie and norah? >> bill plante, thank you. >>> and the obama administration is renewing its fight over the morning after pill. the justice department announced plans wednesday to appeal a judge's order. it removes all age limits for buying step-one over the counter. they reduced the age from 17 to 15 in hopes of a compromise. >>> an american citizen has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in north korea. kenneth bay has
of foreign policy problems for the country. >> ifill: first of all how many detainees are we talking about here? >> there are currently 166 detainees remaining at guantanamo. that's down from 240 when he took office, and about 800 total whom the bush administration brought there. president obama has not brought anyone to guantanamo. >> ifill: and when you mention at the expense and the president mentioned the expense, what are we talk approximating about? >> it's more expensive to build anything there. it's more-- because it is so far away, you have to barge things in around cuba. it's more expensive to operate anything there. and currently the facilities there are sort of falling apart. the south comm which overseas gain tan to-- guantanamo has a pending request for $200 million in new construction to replace deteriorate facilities which it says needs to be done right now. this would effectively build permanent structures to replace what had been temporary guard baracks and camps and so forth set up over ten years ago. >> ifill: the president also made another claim today, assertion. he s
forget during the second debate president obama mentioned planned parenthood for times and talked about are lifesaving work. but the interesting thing is that evening his message went beyond talking to dependence and the folks that were falling the back-and-forth of the political campaign. it actually reached millions of ordinary americans because just a few days later there was a woman that showed up at a planned parenthood health center in houston texas. i'm glad all of you are here today. [applause] so this is the story. had been years since she had an exam and she found a lump in her breast she didn't know where to go. the physician said who referred you? she said i heard president obama say on tv that i could get an exam and planned parenthood. [applause] we are so proud to partner with the president to change the lives of millions of women in this country. we are proud to stand with him, and today we are so proud to be standing with us. please join me in welcoming the president of the united states, barack obama. ♪ thank you. [applause] thank you very much. thank you, everybody.
-span.org. joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey talks to reporters about national security. then a discussion on counterterrorism policy. later, president obama's news conference from tuesday. on our next washington journal, we will talk to former under secretary of state nicholas burns about chemical weapons use in syria. onn joan walsh of salon.com a progressive agenda. as part of our spotlight on magazine series, ted connor who went undercover as a meat inspector, will discuss his article on the u.s. meat industry. we will also take your phone calls, e-mails, and feed. boston to journal, each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern -- washington journal, each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> general martin dempsey said u.s. military forces stand to take action in syria is called on but says a no-fly zone could be hard to implement. he sat down with reporters for an hour. the christian science monitor hosted the event. >> i am dave cook from the monitor. our guest is general martin dempsey. this is his first visit with our group and we are grateful to him for making time in his busy
or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. >> president obama is in mexico right now. he'll be on hand to celebrate mexico's economic successes over the last few years. that's how it works now. see, if president obama wants to celebrate an economic success, he actually has to leave the country and go to another place because, yeah, that's the way it works. >> gretchen: ooo. that was a bit of a dig. >> steve: and president obama still in mexico this morning. that's where chief white house cor suspendent ed right now. it sounds like the president believes congress is inching closer to a deal, right? >> immigration reform, that's right. good morning. it's interesting because the president is in position now where as you know, this week he crossed the 100-day threshold to the start of his second term. he's largely empty handed on some of those big legacy items that he wants, like gun control, like a grand bargain budget deal. but he does believe he's inch closer to an immigration deal. he's been meeting with the mexican president and in a join
on weapons of mass destruction. while president obama seems to have learned that lesson, many in the press and congress are pushing hard and fast for military intervention in syria. we will talk about what that would actually mean in a bit. first i want to share the three awesomist things on the internet today. beginning with a cool feature from the new york times. yes, scott fitzgerald novel, coming up with a film and the book is currently topping the amazon best seller list. the marketing of the book has the gatsby lovers up in arms. it is probably a good thing he is not around to see the film. barnes & noble will sell both editions and wal-mart will only sell the book with leo on the cover. perhaps that book seller just needs a reminder of last year's best seller. second awesomist thing -- by the way, that cover is awesome. second thing, a twitter trend that reached a whole new level. as salon puts it, anything and everything that is even the slightest potential to become a mean will get its own twitter account. case in point, clint eastwood's rnc speech to an empty chair. when senator
washington journal, the former director of national intelligence talks , the intelligence sharing syrian civil war and president obama's upcoming trip to mexico. than more about the presidents latin america triplett also includes coastal --latin america trip which also includes coast that regarsta rica. .e'll talk live on c-span everyday at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> tonight, pores of the george w. bush and ronald reagan presidential libraries -- tours of the george w. bush and model reagan presidential libraries. then later the military use of drones. >>. people think she did not participate much. that is not true. she was very involved. her own bedroom upstairs right across from the president's office. she was always able to hear. she was very active. she read daily newspapers and bought it from points of view to the president and was able to calm him down. and she was the grandmother of the house as well as taking care of her daughters and grandchildren. >> eliza johnson, now available on our website, c-span.org /firstladies. tune in next monday on first lady julia grant. today, the bush p
university on news coverage after mass casualty events. after that, president obama and mexican president. and defense secretary hagel talks about syria. >> ronald reagan i think massively made mistakes in defense. the defense budget is not just a waste of money in those eight years, but it is what created machineish chain -- war and created so much anger and problems throughout the world that were totally unnecessary. -- it is face interview madeimperial power. -- it made us face imperial power. the government, the state is not the solution to every problem. the idea of entrepreneurs, the idea of technological change and the idea that people should make of a own decisions instead big nanny in washington, he stood for all those things. i agree with those things. that puts a plus in the plus column. he really needed to stand up for closing more deficits. ronald reagan's spent of time before 1980 as the greatest of deficitonent spending there ever was. he left a legacy of massive deficit that permitted his followers -- that was a historical, you know of enormous proportions. >> more from da
. it is unbelievable. >> i have 99 problems and now jay z assist is one. >>> late night talk show host connan o'brien provided comic relief. he praised president obama on a job well done and highlighted some of his each afterments. >> the president is hard at work creating jobs. since he was first elected. the number of popes has doubled. and the number of tonight show hosts has tripled congratulations. >> conan first debuted at the event during president clinton's first testimony. they raise money for journalism scholarships. >>> new details now from bangladesh. we are learning about another arrest that killed 370 people. the government said soldiers captured the owner of the building. and he has been in hiding since the building collapsed on wednesday. >> they have also been arrested. search crews located msurvivors in the rubble of the building. they are using hand tools now to get to them. >>> the man accused of sending poison-laced letters to president obama is expected to appear in u.s. district court tomorrow. james everett surrendered yesterday morning. he is charged with making and usi
controllers. frome house delegation massachusetts talks about the boston marathon bombings after that, president obama reports syria that may have used chemical weapons. tomorrow, retired air force colonel discusses the next steps for the u.s. and its allies concerning syria. >> i said, i'm here to report reads the guard came up and said i knew one of your campaign managers in ohio. the guardn there, and said, you have some hate mail. it was from california and massachusetts. they gave me the mail. -- thethrough this stripped down. i got into the intake, walked into prison. down into the courtyard. i uset use the language in the book. they tell me to get away from him. i don't know where to go. another prisoner said, where is your escort yucca -- escort? as said, i don't know. he took me the back way of the laundry room. a man is sitting there saying, are you the congressman? i used to be. he says, you are a republican, aren't you. >i said, republicans put me in here you know. he said, i am the mayor of east cleveland. i will get you some closed. sunday atob ney 8:00 on c-span's "q&a.
. obama is chatting with right now, you can see the president talking with ed henry, the white house correspondent for fox news, previously cnn, longtime viewers of the washington journal remember that for years ed henry did ourressional updates on morning program. that is the head table at the white house correspondents dinner. >> continued live coverage on c- span of the white house correspondent's dinner at the hilton hotel in dupont circle. this may be 7-8 blocks from the white house, just north of dupont circle which is about 21st street in washington. the white house is in the 1600 block. ,his is a tweet from g tweeting, dear people of washington, please eat a little faster. it is 1:59 a.m. in the uk and i just want to hear the speeches. ,ome of the guests attending mayor bloomberg, barbra streisand and kevin spacey. asaw kevin spacey earlier, lot of you criticizing c-span for not getting barbra streisand on camera. my guess is, we would have shown her if we had found her by now. i don't know if she's actually there. i think she is. michael j fox as a guest of nbc, along with m
the leaders to talk about the immigration reform bill congress is debating right now. they will also likely discuss trade ties between the two countries. president obama will also visit costa rica during this trip and meet with that country's president. >>> in about 30 minutes now a german automaker will make a major donation to help makeover america's front yard. volkswagen is giving $10 million to the non-profit organization the trust for the national mall. this is the largest private donation ever given to help make over the mall. the volkswagen of america ceo says the reason behind the gift, he was shocked to see the poor condition of the mall. tony is at the mall right now and look for a live report from him at 11:30 this morning. >>> would it be a good day to have a top down on that vw? that's a question for storm team4 meteorologist with the first forecast. >> good morning. gorgeous sunshine now pouring down on washington. that is a live view from the nbc4 hd city camera. a little deck of clouds coming in after down. they broke up about an hour ago. now bright sunshine pouring down.
obama left them no other choice. >> the president was at one point given the option of being able to do what we're talking about right now across the board without having to do this piecemeal deal. he didn't want to take it. and he didn't want to take it because they wanted to have the tax increases across the board and not actually go through with the spending cuts. the problem is -- >>alisyn: the white house has been accused of playing politics and cherry-picking visible areas to make cuts forhe most impact. >> tell us about sports, clayton. >>clayton: it was day one of the nfl draft. it came and went without manti te'o or gino smith hearing their names called. they didn't wait too long. on day two, manti te'o was taken by the san diego chargers. they traded up to get him. i wonder if someone will let him now that the san diego chargers don't exist. sorry. the very next pick, the new york jets took quarterback gino smith. the move could spell the end of mark sanchez. >>alisyn: everybody just likes gino. >> a look at the forecast. >> a nice weekend finally temperature-wise for almost e
obama will try to get more substance from president pena nieto. host: we are talking about the president's trip to mexico and costa rica. 202-585-3880 for democrats. 202-585-3881 for republicans. you can send an e-mail. our guest is carl meachem, from americas program director. he worked on the senate floor foreign relations committee with senator richard lugar and he worked on the staff of two democratic senators. he was the cuban affairs bureau official at the department of state. he received his master's degree from american university and columbia university. the first call for him comes from dale in st. charles, missouri on the democrats' line. caller: we have been vacationing >> mexico for over 20 years. live to the white house for announcements from president obama. [applause] >> thank you. good morning, everybody. please have a seat. my top priority as president is to grow the economy, create good, middle-class jobs, make sure the next generation prospers. in a few minutes, i will be departing the white house that will promote that priority. one of our largest economic partners,
-span student cam. we talked with the top three winners about the documentary and why president obama should make it his top award. >> my dad was featured interview. he was unemployed and going through the process of unemployment and everything at the time so i felt he would be a good subject to follow. so i kind of, i kind of followed his life. >> at the time i get introduction to law course and i was learning that it was a double standard for those under 18 and those over it. so i was sort of into children's rights, if you will. and i realized we don't have a say in the creation of the tech but we will have to pay it off. >> at first we had originally picked our topic, our infrastructure and the growing need for a public transportation in this country, so nolan and austin weren't very, how can i said, excited about the topic. but after i had explained it to them, they kind of got on. and while researching, nolan decided to have high-speed rail as one of the segments israel since that was important to the topic at our country. country. >> more from the winter saturday morning at 10 eastern
. >> i'm keith russell. we begin with the press conference by president obama that just wrapped up. news4's angie goss is at the lives doing with more. >> hi, keith and barbara. this is a long news conference. we are talking about 50 minutes 37 the president covering a wide range of topics. everything from guantanamo bay to boston to the furloughs and health care, immigration. even giving praise to the wizards jason collins minutes ago who came out yesterday and announced that he was gay. in the beginning he had no opening statements. the president just started taking questions from reporters from the get-go. first issue on the table was syria. possible use of chemical weapons and whether the u.s.' credibility was at risk for making such a strong stance. >> the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer. for the international community. what we now have is evidence chemical weapons have been used inside of syria but we don't know how they were used, when her used, and who used them. we don't have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened. >> now by game changer the pr
husband may never fully recover. she says he still has trouble walking and talking. branch is one of three men charged in the case. we know the evidence collected in the ricin letter scare. poisoned letters were mailed to president obama and a judge. according to court documents investigators found phrases of the deadly poison at a studio in mississippi. james duschky had a dust mask that tested positive for ricin. he is being held without bond and denied any wrongdoing. >> later today we can learn how tamerlan tsarnaev died during a shoot-out with police. the medical examiner's office say they will reveal his cause of death as soon as his body is claimed. it has been at the examiner's office since he died more than a week ago. last might lawyers for tamerlan's wife, cats are inrussell, gave permission to release the body. tamerlan's russell, who lives in montgomery village, say they will claim his remains but would not say what he plans to do with the body. >>> this morning, we are hearing from the man who police say that the tsarnaev brothers carjacked. that led the detectives to the sus
in to make sure you have productive work you want to find. host: let me talk about employment targets and where the administration would like to be of this point. bernstein rights today in "the new york times." how the obama maladministration want to get this employment rate to. >> their responsibility for achieving full employment rests with the administration. they want to create jobs. but it also rests with the federal reserve and that is where you really have seen unemployment targeting take place. i don't think there's anyone in the world who would say we don't want to see full employment. we don't want people who want a job not to have a job. the question is, what is full employment and that is hotly debated. it is not clear exactly what that number would be. it is not zero. there will always be people in transition or not in the labour force. is it 5%? that is extraordinarily low. is it 5.5%? is it 6%? there is a big debate about that. the federal reserve has said its unemployment target is 6.5%. that is the number where it will say they will keep interest rates low until the e
searched on monday and tuesday of this week. during that search, reporters had a chance to talk to him. he said he had nothing to do with those ricin-laced letters that were sent to president obama and to members of congress. he said he was being framed, eventual essentially, by the first person arrested. here is what he had to say. >> i have nothing to do with those letters the person accused of sending those letters, her defense attorney or his defense attorney said -- steered them in my direction because i was probably an easy target. >> reporter: now we do know that dutschke is known to authorities, the mugshot we are showing you, craig is from a prior arrest. if convicted, he faces life in prison. these are very serious charges. white house officials tell me that president obama has been made aware of this arrest. at this point, they are not releasing any other reaction. this all started in the dates after the boston bombing. that is when these ricin-laced letters were intercepted at an offsite mail facility. so they never got close to president obama or to members of congress. obviou
will. >> the country will be a generous country. >> up close to president obama at 9:00 p.m. >> that's a good special. look at his face when high talked about the grand daughter. that is special. >> that is retirement for you. he's painting now and much more of that . the bush library opening its doors this week . the big celebration with george bush . jimmy cart yer bill clinton all there celebrating . watch that tonight and we get a behind the scenes look fory george bush. >> we haven't heard a lot from him. laying low and his approval ratings are up and doubling since leaving . that is one very, very nice thing to say about him. can't wait until 9:00. we'll get to the rest of the headlines and the plane landing gear fund found behind the controversial mosque site is a boeing 787. this serial number on the wreckage is not unique to the part or plane meaning that it probably can't be traced back to a pacific jet. they will begin to check for human remains on tuesday. justice stephen breyer is recovering after undergoing how oldir surge rye. investigators say he will make a full reco
of goldman sachs, talks about the u.s. economy, federal reserve monetary policy, and the european financial crisis. ofn an event on casualties sense. later a conference with president obama and the next -- the mexican presidents kenyan o. >>. -- pena niet the number of people applying for unemployment is lower. we talk with the wall street journal reporter, been councilman. now and smith joins us. his most recent book is "who stole the american dream? we will also take your calls, e- mails, and tweets. >> mrs. grant was also interesting. they had an extraordinary roller-coaster existence. for most of their lives, he was regarded as an abject failure, unable to provide for its family common and an end in almost no time, suddenly he was the most popular man in the country, the man who would save the union on the battlefield, and then president of the united states. >> to leo loved her time in the white house. she said it was like a bright and beautiful dream, the most wonderful time in my life government -- in my life, so i think that gives you an idea of how much she enjoyed being first lady
? [ female announcer ] when people talk, great things happen. arthel: new information in the case of a mississippi man accused of sending poison-laced letters to president obama and others. an fbi agent presenting evidence against james dutschke during a preliminary hearing. rick folbaum in our new york newsroom. they are saying they got the right guy this time, right, rick? >> that's right, arthel. the first time someone was arrested for sending poison letters, an fbi agent said they didn't have any evidence linking him to the crime. this time it is different. james everett dutschke is accused making deadly substance ricin an inserting it in letters sent to the president and u.s. senator roger wicker and a local mississippi judge, said did i holland. in a court hearing hearing yesterday for dutschke an fbi agent testified a dust mask like a carpenter might use had his dna on it. they were watching dutschke when they saw him remove items from a martial arts studio he used to own. he watched him walk down the street and throw the items away in the trashcan. the dust mask was one of
alexander but claims it was all self-defense. closing arguments could begin tomorrow. coming up we'll talk to our legal panel about all of the courtroom drama and how it will play with the men and women deciding jodi arias' fate. a new push from president obama to close the military detention center at guantanamo bay. you may have heard that yesterday during "happening now." the president telling reporters it is something the u.s. has got to do. but many prominent republicans oppose it. all this comes as military personnel there struggle to deal with a massive hunger strike among the detainees held there. reports that many are now being force fed. doug mcelway joins us live from washington. the president proposed this before, but it didn't get very far, doug, why not? >> that's right, jon, he proposed it under democratically controlled congress but couldn't get enough votes. in 2009 the then chairman of the house appropriations committee didn't budget any money for closing gitmo in his budget, his reasoning the president had no plan when what to do with all the detainees should it be shut
aim to the president's health care law saying it is keeping some companies from hiring. we will talk to him next on "morning joe." ♪ ♪ >>> 26 past the hour. here with us now republican senator from wyoming, senator john barrasso who recently wrote in the investment business daily about obama care and he says it's blocking job creation and economic growth and here is why. he writes, in part, now even more working americans are seeing their hours cut because of the unreasonable burdens of the president's health law. the culprit is a requirement in the law that companies with more than 50 full-time workers provide expensive one-size fits all health insurance. some small businesses stopped hiring to stay below that number of employees and others are cutting full-time workers back to part-time status. the federal reserve reported in march the health care law is a major concern for businesses. the drop in hours and the reluctance to hire are having a ripple effect throughout our economy. wages stagnant and economic growth anemic. people who have lost their jobs and out of work two or t
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